Speirs Locks Student Campus

Glasgow, Scotland

Speirs Locks Student Campus

Glasgow, Scotland

The award winning Speirs Locks Campus proposal establishes a vibrant mixed use quarter incorporating residential, educational, business and cultural activity. It fully integrates into an existing masterplan structure and develops this framework further with a phased development of the site. This new urban student quarter provides residential and mixed use accommodation for both graduate and post-graduate students. The development is planned around a series of new public spaces and connections that tie Glasgow City Centre to the historic Forth and Clyde Canal waterway system. The first phase is for a 235 bed residential scheme, divided between 5 bed clusters and larger dorms of up to 10 rooms. Within Phase I, a range of amenities space is provided including artist’s studios, pastoral space and a cafe linked to the canal towpath. The inclusion of these amenities, which will serve not only the residents but also the area, show a clear commitment to the local communities and arts organisations. Phase II sees a further 330 rooms divided between 5 bed clusters, studios and family apartments. A similar ratio of amenity space to accommodation will be provided with retail space and a bar/cafe currently proposed.

Scottish Design Award _ Place Making & Master Planning 2013

Summary

Award winning proposal for mixed use quarter in Port Dundas, Glasgow 

Location

Glasgow, Scotland 

Size

565 student rooms 

Client

Speirs Locks Developments Ltd

Status

Tender Information Completed 

 

The award winning Speirs Locks Campus proposal establishes a vibrant mixed use quarter incorporating residential, educational, business and cultural activity. It fully integrates into an existing masterplan structure and develops this framework further with a phased development of the site. This new urban student quarter provides residential and mixed use accommodation for both graduate and post-graduate students. The development is planned around a series of new public spaces and connections that tie Glasgow City Centre to the historic Forth and Clyde Canal waterway system.

The first phase is for a 235 bed residential scheme, divided between 5 bed clusters and larger dorms of up to 10 rooms. Within Phase I, a range of amenities space is provided including artist’s studios, pastoral space and a cafe linked to the canal towpath. The inclusion of these amenities, which will serve not only the residents but also the area, show a clear commitment to the local communities and arts organisations.

Phase II sees a further 330 rooms divided between 5 bed clusters, studios and family apartments. A similar ratio of amenity space to accommodation will be provided with retail space and a bar/cafe currently proposed.

Scottish Design Award _ Place Making & Master Planning 2013